New Delhi: All India Institute of Ayurveda has propounded sports persons to avail the benefits of Ayurveda. The proposal was put forward in January 2018 among the stakeholders, Ministry of Youth Affairs and AYUSH to explore the uses and benefits of Ayurveda, especially its preventive and curative uses.

The plan was drawn up by All India Institute of Ayurveda Director, Dr Tanuja Nesari and spells out how Ayurveda can be used to give support to sports persons, with special emphasis on three major domains – preventive, promotive and curative.

“There have been attempts to promote Ayurveda in different fields at the state level. But at the Central level, it is the first time that the government is proposing to take alternative medicines to sports persons,” said Dr Nesari.

She added, “The proposal intends to enhance the performance of sportspersons and bring about holistic development of their mind, body and spirit. This will work in building an attitude of optimism in sportsmen.”
According to the proposal, ‘Dincharya’ (daily regime), ‘Ratricharya’ (night regime), ‘Ritucharya’ (seasonal regimes), ‘Acharya Rasayana’ (ethics and morals), ‘Sadvritta’ (codes of conduct), ‘Trayopasthambha’ (three sub-pillars of life), ‘Rasayana’ (rejuvenating therapies), Yoga and ‘Pranayama’ are a few of ways through which Ayurveda can be used to prevent almost 50% of the preventable sports injuries.
It also added that appropriate selection of persons according to individual sports can reduce probability of strain and injury.

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